Bone tools used in textile production from Exeter

Title

Bone tools used in textile production from Exeter

Subject

Archaeology

Description

Simple bone tools of the types shown here are known from various early medieval towns. They were used in different stages of cloth production. The circular spindle whorls, sawn from the long-bones of cattle, would weight a spindle, used in spinning thread. The plain long bones, each with one pointed end, are pin-beaters, used during weaving on a loom to push up the horizontal threads. The needles, used in sewing, have seen much use; their surfaces are highly polished.
More information on Anglo-Saxon Exeter: http://www.rammtimetrail.org.uk

Creator

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Date

Anglo-Saxon

Language

English

Date Created

2002-11-19

Files

Bone tools used in textile production from Exeter

Citation

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley, “Bone tools used in textile production from Exeter,” Woruldhord, accessed February 24, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/437.

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